Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa says if the team manages to reach the Cosafa Cup final he will split his squad so that they can fulfil the friendly match against Nigeria.
Zimbabwe is scheduled to lock horns with the West Africans on the 8th of June, the same day the Cosafa final will be played. The practice match is part of the preparations for the Afcon tournament set for Egypt from June 21.
Speaking to H-Metro, Chidzambwa revealed that he is assembling a 30-man squad for Cosafa and will pick some players from the selection and form a team for the trip to Nigeria.
“Both matches are important to us. We are almost done with our squad, we are finalizing. And I was told that we have to assemble 30 players for Cosafa,” he said.
“If we get to the finals, I think we will have to select from the 30 players a team to go to Nigeria.
“The Nigeria game is important for us because we need to assess ourselves. This is a practice match for us and it will be good for us because we will know where we need to work on.
“Nigeria is one of the biggest teams in Africa so this match is important for us as we prepare for AFCON,” he said.
Zimbabwe will start their Cosafa campaign in the quarterfinals, facing winners of Group B.